Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Popular destinations that host incredible Gorilla and Wildlife Tours in Africa. This national park is located in south southwestern corner of Uganda and is a sought-after world-class tourism destination. It harbors more than half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas with a total population of 650 registered in the census carried out in 2018. This census will be carried out after every 5 years.

There are 22 habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi National Park, although it should be noted that the gorilla habituation process takes two – to three years to complete. These gorilla groups are dispersed throughout the park’s four regions: Buhoma sector with six groups, Ruhija with five, Rushaga has eight, and Nkuringo has three groups, each of which has various gorillas.

After a general briefing session, gorilla trekking begins at 8:00 a.m. The tour guide will then direct visitors to the assigned gorilla group in cooperation with an advanced team of trackers, who by 6:00 am trace the gorillas from where they were left the day before until they find them and connect with the guide who with the tourists to make the task of tracing them easier. Since there is no shelter in the wilderness, it is advisable to carry adequate water and packed lunch when hiking because it may take longer than expected. You should also bring rain gear to prevent unforeseen weather changes and be prepared for rain.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is one of the Popular destinations that host incredible Gorilla and Wildlife Tours in Africa. One of Uganda’s ten national parks, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to mountain gorillas just like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is found in the south-western region of Uganda, at the base of the Giant Virunga Mountain range. There is only one gorilla troop available for trekking in this less crowded park. The practice of trekking begins very early in the morning and lasts for between 2 to 8 hours under the direction of knowledgeable ranger guides. One of the smallest wildlife parks in the nation, it is secure and abundant in both plants and animals.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda costs 800 USD for non-resident foreigners, 700 USD for foreign residents, and 250,000 UGX for East African nationals. The money goes toward park admission, environmental protection, and paying the ranger guides who show you around. Accommodation, transportation, porters, and extra activities are not included.

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